Director of Medical Services
The Director of Medical Services is a leadership position with direct and indirect patient care responsibilities at University Health Services (UHS), the student health service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position has responsibility for all medical programs and services and shares (with the Executive Director and the Directors of Operations, Mental Health, Communications and Prevention Services) broad management responsibility for UHS as a whole. The position has direct supervisory responsibility for a multi-disciplinary primary care team that includes Psychiatry, Woman's Health, Occupational Medicine, Travel Medicine, Sexual Health, Allergy/Immunization, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, a multi-disciplinary medical education program, and ancillary radiology and laboratory services. The position oversees risk management, quality improvement programs, and accreditation for medical services. This position, working in collaboration with other UHS Directors, is expected to develop systems of care that foster continuity of patient care, optimal outcomes for patient health, and a successful health care team environment while supporting the UHS overarching mission of promoting students' academic and personal success through an integrated model of medical, mental health, and prevention activities and services. This position will also provide direct patient care. The Director of Medical Services advances a respectful, inclusive, and healthy work environment that supports employee engagement for a diverse work force and actively promotes social justice values as appropriate. The position requires strong leadership and communication skills, experience in directing medical staff, knowledge and experience in quality improvement and medical education, and an excellent knowledge base of primary care medicine. Duties are performed under the general supervision of, and the position reports to, the Executive Director of UHS.
A. 40% Plans, organizes and directs the delivery of medical services to UHS patients.
B. 20-40% Provides direct patient care to students with acute and chronic health needs.
C. 20-40% Related major activities
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Knowledge and Skills Required
1. Knowledge of the characteristics and health needs of a university population.
2. Skills in patient care, patient support and patient health education.
3. Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
4. Ability to demonstrate priority-setting and ability to work in a complex environment.
5. Ability to function with a high degree of independence
6. Skills in interprofessional and collaborative practice with mental health, prevention, and occupational health professional.
7. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, LGBTQ+ community.
Current unrestricted license, or eligibility for an unrestricted license, to practice medicine in Wisconsin. Board Certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, or related field.
1. Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership capacity in an ambulatory clinic with direct supervisory responsibilities for medical staff
2. Minimum of five years of experience as a physician providing direct patient care in an ambulatory setting.
3. Experience in college/student health service or similar environment
University Health Services (UHS)
UHS is a leader in college health. Founded in 1910 during an influenza pandemic, it is recognized for its innovative, integrated care. More than 300 people work at UHS, including 100 student staff. Medical providers also hold joint appointments within the School of Medicine and Public Health and offers a robust training program. UHS is funded through student segregated fees, general program revenue, fee-for-service billing, and grant support. The majority of UHS medical and mental health services are prepaid through segregated fees, and services are accessible to students at no additional cost.
Mission and Values
Our goal is to promote, protect, and restore and health and wellbeing of the campus community. We do so by eliminating barriers to access to care and providing robust, population-level prevention programming. UHS is committed to creating an inclusive environment where social justice is at the forefront of our work
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